I am happy to report that, thus far, I don't have a case of the Mondays. I thought it was going to be a Manic Monday because today was the day I had scheduled to clean the meat chicken coop again.....I really hate that job....but then a young man I hired from our church came by and I had him do it instead Yay. This should be the last time we need to worry about cleaning it until Sunday when the chickens go on their field trip and return ready for the freezer.
I estimate that they will weigh between 5-10 lbs each. Once the meat chickens are gone, the 5 laying hens will remain in this coop until we get our turkeys in mid July. Then they will be moved into the regular chicken coop. You move them in at night while the other hens are roosting and when they awaken in the morning they think they have all been together forever...or so they say...there will still be some scrambling around and the pecking order will be rewritten but it doesn't take them long to adjust.
Oh, and I got a call from my doctor who said the swelling in my lymph nodes appears to be nonpathogenic and probably caused by an infection of some sort so she is putting me on antibiotics for 10 days and if they don't go down she will send me to an ENT.